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Peregrine Falcon (1272 D Mod (B))
Fri 24 Mar UTC
Tips to improve the diplomacy aspect of Diplomacy
How does one not be terrible in full press games?
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peterwiggin (14857 D Mod (S))
Mon 07 PM UTC
Spring 2017 School of War thread
This thread is for commentary and discussion on the spring 2017 School of War Game: gameID=194759
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Crazy Anglican (201 D)
30 Dec 16 UTC
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Word association thread
It has been a while since we did one. Post the first single word that comes to mind when you read the last post in the thread.
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ND (668 D)
Sun 09 PM UTC
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Mafia 28: -JEBEDIAH'S WRATH-
See below
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
04:21 PM UTC
Refugee crisis in Serbia
Rights to asylum, US military in Afghanistan and Syria, no of that seems to really matter on the ground in Serbia:
https://medium.com/@petramatic/sitting-on-the-powder-keg-of-europe-59e2aea99543
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peterwiggin (14857 D Mod (S))
Fri 24 Mar UTC
Spring 2017 SoW Study Game
This thread is for commentary and discussion on the spring 2017 School of War Study Game: gameID=194603

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DemonOverlord (522 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Daily Trump News Thread
Instead of having 17 threads each time he does something new, let's have this one so anyone that doesn't want to deal with Trump can just mute it! (ps is it possible to self mute?)
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captainmeme (591 D Mod)
29 Dec 16 UTC
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The Inaugural 1v1 Showdown!
With the addition of new variants comes a new official Tournament! Only one can triumph - and that could be you!
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Peregrine Falcon (1272 D Mod (B))
Thu 23 Mar UTC
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ADVERTISE LIVE GAMES HERE
Advertise your live games here and only here.
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Sandman99 (100 D)
Tue 04 PM UTC
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Any other Libertarians?
I know I can't be the only one on here! Come on and let''s have some discussions!
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
Tue 02 PM UTC
Logic of blasphemy laws?
So i just saw a nice take: Blasphemy laws imply that your all powerful God can't protect itself. Which, amusingly, makes blasphemy laws themselves blasphemous.
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Hauta (1356 D)
Wed 01 AM UTC
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Any other librarians?
I know I can't be the only one here. Who else loves the Dewey Decimal System? (ps, is this how you do it BB?)
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David E. Cohen (100 D)
Wed 01 AM UTC
Calhamer Estate Sale
See below.
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Oztra (25 D)
Sat 25 Mar UTC
Bump
Because I'm a new pleb, I'm not sure what bump means.
I've been seeing people use it a lot, and am unsure of the context and meaning behind this phrase
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OB_Gyn_Kenobi (60 D)
Wed 02 PM UTC
GREAT!! Just when we started to learn something about the Congo
https://tinyurl.com/lzouden
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DemonOverlord (522 D)
Sat 18 Mar UTC
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Friends
Come be my friend pls gameID=194126
mitomon (22 D)
Sat 18 Mar UTC
Drop top
Manwe Sulimo (651 D)
Sat 18 Mar UTC
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Non-Anon, 1 day turns, SoS scoring. Gross.
DemonOverlord (522 D)
Sat 18 Mar UTC
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Gotta live on the edge
Manwe Sulimo (651 D)
Sat 18 Mar UTC
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Think I'd have more fun living on the edge by sky diving into North Korea with nothing but a toothbrush than playing in this.
DemonOverlord (522 D)
Sat 18 Mar UTC
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Wow that's really rude. Go be rude somewhere else.
stupidfighter (283 D)
Sat 18 Mar UTC
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Minimum reliability rating? Gah! My only weakness!
stupidfighter (283 D)
Sat 18 Mar UTC
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Okay that and baked goods... bad fatty, no cake!
Manwe Sulimo (651 D)
Sat 18 Mar UTC
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Can't give an opinion or make a joke these days without someone getting offended. As you wish.
Ogion (4343 D)
Sat 18 Mar UTC
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Been meaning to sending an invite your way. Non-anon though. Scary! I feel naked.
ishirkmywork (887 D)
Sat 18 Mar UTC
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luckily for everyone, i am much more polite in non-anon....
DemonOverlord (522 D)
Sat 18 Mar UTC
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Yippee :D
MajorMitchell (978 D)
Sat 18 Mar UTC
Come on Ishirkmywork, you can win this. Will Valis start out by muting several players, and if so, who will be those lucky blighters sent to the "cone of silence" ? Hey Capt Brad, you better kick out Angela and those Liberals & all those refugees in spring 01& start paying Trump's protection money. Bloody German freeloaders.
MajorMitchell (978 D)
Sun 19 Mar UTC
Well done Ishirkmywork, the gamble of a full commitment to the "go north" opening has worked (army to Edinburgh, not Yorkshire). Will Capt Brad bounce Valis in Sweden ?
CAPT Brad (1350 D (B))
Sun 19 Mar UTC
OMG!
MajorMitchell (978 D)
Sun 19 Mar UTC
Will Valis move his fleet to Sweden, or to the Baltic Sea ? Will Italy capture Tunis with an army, of use a fleet, will he try a sneaky move to Trieste ? The excitement builds...
DemonOverlord (522 D)
Sun 19 Mar UTC
Aw yeah we get some MajorMitchell commentary
CAPT Brad (1350 D (B))
Sun 19 Mar UTC
I muted MM
brainbomb (302 D)
Sun 19 Mar UTC
The personas in this are prolific. Im stunned MM and I didnt make the cut
CAPT Brad (1350 D (B))
Sun 19 Mar UTC
You have to be quick bb
brainbomb (302 D)
Sun 19 Mar UTC
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24 games at once. How do you even remember them
CAPT Brad (1350 D (B))
Sun 19 Mar UTC
Playing: 43, I honed my skills as the live game king
mitomon (22 D)
Sun 19 Mar UTC
That's not just any Italy Major Mitchell >.<
MajorMitchell (978 D)
Sun 19 Mar UTC
Well I look forward to watching you mitomon, I am hopeless with Italy. 2nd, I said a while back I would be taking a break from WebDiplomacy, so I haven't joined any new games for some time, and only have one active game, so I "didn't make the cut" because I didn't "apply", even if I had "applied", I may well not have qualified. Anyway there is at least one player who is far superior in experience & ability to me, the awesome Valis & I'll have to check the game, because there's probably one or two more like that. Certainly Capt Brad thinks he's superior to my good self & it might be considered churlish to disabuse him of that illusion.
MajorMitchell (978 D)
Sun 19 Mar UTC
I apologise for overlooking Ogion..top 1%, ranked inside the top 50 players..light years ahead of me.
MajorMitchell (978 D)
Mon 20 Mar UTC
Well that was an interesting first year.
It looks, to me, like Valis has done well, with Capt Brad (Germany) not bouncing him and letting him take Sweden. Also, Ishirkmywork surprised me by not convoying his army from Edinburgh to Norway, so it looks like both England and Germany are wanting to be friends with Valis in the North. Valis has also positioned his armies well in the South to move into Galicia and threaten Ogion with Austria
It looks like a real test for Ogion with Austria, just as well that Ogion is a highly ranked player. Ogion has a strong Russia on his borders, plus mitomon with Italy tried for Trieste last move.
Big opportunity in all of that for Hathkin with Turkey.. if he chose to support Ogion ? Or not. On "form" Hathkin is the lowest ranked player in this game, and has two of the best, Valis & Ogion as neighbours.
Capt Brad (Germany) has taken a rather "anti France" strategy with two consecutive attempts to get an army into Burgundy. It looks like Demon Overlord ( France) has out played him, tactically, by moving to Burgundy with support in the Spring move, and then capturing Belgium with an army, and bouncing him in Burgundy in the Autumn move. It also looks like Demon Overlord has outcome Capt Brad in the diplomacy caper, by getting England and Italy to give France leave & it looks like England is keen to invade Germany in cooperation with France.
So Capt Brad is doing it tough..only one build, so it will be interesting to see how Valis acts, will he move against England, or not. Will Valis build a new fleet in St Petersburg North Coast ? Or will he play a more subtle game in the North and go hard in the South ? My guess is Valis will see the opportunity to use Capt Brad as a pawn and prevent England and France from being able to quickly defeat Germany.. with the qualification that trying to predict what the wily, & imho, "Machiavellian" maestro, Valis will do is extremely difficult.
So, my ratings are..best performers in the first year are..Valis & Demon Overlord, with a special mention for Ogion ( he did well despite being attacked by Italy and threatened by Russia, and got Greece against competition from Turkey.
Still, I think Ogion's immediate future will depend on what Turkey and Italy do.
MajorMitchell (978 D)
Mon 20 Mar UTC
Typos..it looks like DO has outdone Germany ( not outcome ) in the diplomacy caper.. getting peace, ( not leave) from England and Italy.
MajorMitchell (978 D)
Tue 21 Mar UTC
Spring 02
Wowee, what interesting builds from Valis, Ogion and Capt Brad.
I think Ishirkmywork is in trouble on Norway. What a bizarre build by Capt Brad, and mitomon, you are in for interesting times.
Overall.... Got to love the way Valis plays Diplomacy.
MajorMitchell (978 D)
Thu 23 Mar UTC
Autumn 02 Retreats
Well I feel like giving Ishirkmywork a solid kick in the rear vestibule for wasting a bold set of spring 01 moves. I love to play England and it hurts to see the way he has played. Hope he is learning from this. I'm often too cautious, but I see so many players get undone by over reach... Eg the move from Norway to Skagerack instead of securing the Norwegian Sea.
Top of the class, Valis and Ogion. Capt Brad has improved his position, partly because of his good play, but also because, imho, Demon Overlord and Ishirkmywork made the mistake of over reach ..getting the Ruhr cost them Holland, or they simply didn't appreciate the cunning of Valis and predict his support hold for Denmark and that Capt Brad would play the obvious tactically best % attack on Holland.
Hathkin with Turkey has made a clear strategic choice and implemented that well. It's risky, but I think necessary in his circumstances. Valis should see him as being useful to help Russia contain a strong Austria, and there's risk for Valis in attacking Turkey, in that Ogion with Austria could capture just as many Turkish sc's as Russia would... So Valis is unlikely to see the benefits of attacking Turkey outweighing the risks & downside of such a move also strengthening Austria.
ishirkmywork (887 D)
Thu 23 Mar UTC
This is fun.
Ogion (4343 D)
Thu 23 Mar UTC
Quite fun to read for sure!
ishirkmywork (887 D)
Thu 23 Mar UTC
I intend on giving much future feeling of awe and respect to major Mitchell. I hope he records them here accordingly.
MajorMitchell (978 D)
Thu 23 Mar UTC
Well it's easy to appear wise from the comfy armchair on the sidelines, plus I'm auditioning for a commentators role in the new Skool of War.
Valis2501 (2130 D (G))
Thu 23 Mar UTC
hey don't be mean to my friend :( England is doing fine.

Also I feel like you give undue assumptions to the East. In that I think both Austria *and* Turkey would not approve of how you see their relationship with me!
DemonOverlord (522 D)
Thu 23 Mar UTC
Sigh - I have so much to say about this commentary rn
Valis2501 (2130 D (G))
Thu 23 Mar UTC
This isn't global?!
ishirkmywork (887 D)
Fri 24 Mar UTC
Russia and I are such good friends. Can't you tell?
CAPT Brad (1350 D (B))
Fri 24 Mar UTC
Ach du lieber!
mitomon (22 D)
Fri 24 Mar UTC
What is that French?
CAPT Brad (1350 D (B))
Fri 24 Mar UTC
Mais non! C'est Allemand. N'êtes-vous pas le petit bougre!! '[;-)
mitomon (22 D)
Fri 24 Mar UTC
Italian
CAPT Brad (1350 D (B))
Sat 25 Mar UTC
No, hai torto. Non è italiano; è francese. Sei un idiota.
CAPT Brad (1350 D (B))
Sat 25 Mar UTC
[;-)
mitomon (22 D)
Sat 25 Mar UTC
spanish
MajorMitchell (978 D)
Wed 02 AM UTC
Hoorah, after a pause, the game is back into action.
Valis has acted ruthlessly to take up the opportunity of exterminating Turkey and appears to be a diplomatic champion, the apparent alliance of Russia, Austria and Germany is most powerful and more than a match for England and France.
MajorMitchell (978 D)
Wed 03 AM UTC
It's .let interesting to watch, and I'm already curious as to which player gets stabbed later on..will it be Austria or Germany ? Or could they gang up on Valis later on ?
First comes the elimination of Turkey and then Italy, England and France have to be all knocked on the bead.
MajorMitchell (978 D)
Wed 03 AM UTC
@_Hathkin..consider the following opening for Turkey
Armies to Bulgaria and Armenia, fleet to Black Sea..
Unless of course, if I have Russia, in that case discuss with me the juggernaut, because my greatest fault in Diplomacy is my loyalty to allies.


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bdublicious (92 D)
Wed 02 AM UTC
Join oG dip
Join this game
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Savage Cabbage (38 D)
Mon 12 AM UTC
NEW WORLD GAME! PLAYERS NEEDED!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194712

Please feel free to join this new world game if interested. Hoepfully we get enough people quickly so the game can start soon :)
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SuperMario0727 (101 D)
Tue 12 PM UTC
Mafia 28: What is it?
This is NOT the actual Mafia thread, so please do not confuse it with the real one.

I made this thread to inquire what the Mafia threads are. Is it a game of sorts? I am still pretty new to the forums, so . . . Can somebody explain what those Mafia threads are?
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Twichell (11 D)
Wed 12 AM UTC
Anybody for a World Domination IX game?
Anybody down? let me know for any takers and I'll start a game.
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Hauta (1356 D)
Tue 03 PM UTC
If it walks like a duck Nunes involved in cover up
If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it's probably a duck. Nunes is choking off witness testimony, slow-rolling investigation, claiming to have secret evidence, making secret visits to the White House. When will the Democrats finally say that there is a cover up?

http://www.npr.org/2017/03/28/521776396/trump-supporter-or-investigator-5-problems-for-devin-nunes-and-the-trump-white-h?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us
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Hauta (1356 D)
Mon 02 PM UTC
Obamacare Death Spiral explained
Republicans claim that increasing premiums cause ->
healthy people to leave the system, causing ->
premiums to rise for everyone else, causing ->
more healthy people to leave the system...
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Ogion (4343 D)
Sun 19 Mar UTC
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Another School of War?
Folks,

is it time for another School of War? It feels like it's been a while. Any volunteers?
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Qualtagh (183 D)
Tue 12 AM UTC
Stalemate draws
What do you do if you're in a stalemate but one of the players refuses to draw?
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ghug (3597 D Mod (B))
10 Mar 17 UTC
London Face To Face
Brits (and anyone else with flexibility to travel and overwhelming desire to meet their favorite mod) of webDip. Hellenic Riot, captainmeme, and I will be in London the weekend of April 8th/9th, and we'd like you to join us for an afternoon of light drinking and heavy emotional damage. If you're interested, please let us know.
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kaner406 (341 D)
Tue 11 AM UTC
Advertise your NON-live games here!
In an effort to combat advertising for games inside otherwise unrelated threads: Post here for your non-live games to cut down on the number of ads that thread readers are subjected to. Post game link, game type and the bet. Note: this doesn't count for special rules games.
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Zollern (97 D)
Mon 06 AM UTC
Game progression speed
It's not possible that the game will progress without you entering your moves before the deadline right?
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Tricky Rule...
Can a dislodged enemy unit still cut my support?
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CommanderByron (428 D (S))
Sun 26 Mar UTC
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Announcement
So I didn't realize so many wanted webdipia to return. It has galvanized me and I am committing to starting the next iteration in May. This gives me a month to finalize the game mechs and story; as well as get my licensing for my new job mostly completed. This thread is just for hype.
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Fluminator (324 D)
Mon 02 AM UTC
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The alt-right have gone too far.
They're planning on boycotting Playtonic games, literally the dream team and coagulation of the most brilliant video-game designers ever. If they cause the downfall of this company, I will be a social justice warrior to the grave.
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